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SypherPK speaks on how Fortnite can “return to form” in Season 3

SypherPK gives his wishes for Fortnite Season 3: more items, more variety, more fun.

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It’s no secret that Fortnite has been a bit stale over the past two seasons. The return to simplicity in Chapter 2 Season 1 was a breath of fresh air after a cluttered Season X that saw one of the worst additions in the history of Fortnite: The BRUTE.

The problem arose when Season 1 extended several times, eventually becoming the longest season in Fortnite history. Season 2 followed and, while there were a few changes this season, it was far from the weekly updates to which we became accustomed in Chapter 1. Season 2 soon became the second-longest season in Fortnite, adding to the problem of boredom within the community.

SypherPK has spoken on this topic quite a bit and revisited it during a recent stream and subsequent YouTube video. He briefly touched on skill-based matchmaking but focused most of his criticism on the pacing and loot pool in Seasons 1 and 2.

The streamer discussed some of the items and weapons that were added to Fortnite – some of which broke competitive modes but were fun to use in public matches. He alludes to splitting the loot pool to keep the competitive integrity while making public matches a bit more random.

“One of the biggest issues, right now, for content creation is (that) a lot of these games play out the same way,” Sypher explained. “Every game feels very, very similar. I get similar loadouts, I fight similar players … when you don’t have the variety of items in the casual mode, it can start to become repetitive and boring.”

Sypher’s answer to this is to bring back these goofy items and weapons in casual modes. He specifically mentioned shield items as a primary contributor to the current pacing of Fortnite. Games are much slower when most players are still looking for shields when they leave their landing spots.

“There was a perfect balance,” Sypher said in relation to having a cluttered vs. boring loot pool. “And that balance was really achieved between the Seasons of 5, 6, 7, 8 – when we had a good amount of options but it wasn’t too crazy.”

As Sypher said, hopefully, Epic “flexes their creative talent” in Fortnite Season 3. We need something to add spice to each game and get away from the same loadouts and the same engagements. Many players got what they asked for when Epic slowed things down in Chapter 2, but their foot has been on the brakes long enough. It’s time for some gas.

Party Royale

Your navigation guide to Fortnite: Party Royal

Find out how to get to the main stage in Party Royale in time for the Fortnite BTS event.

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Party Royale is the most recent official game mode that Epic have added to Fortnite. With its addition, it’s clear that Epic are planning for Fortnite to be more than just a Battle Royale game.

Epic executives have discussed turning Fortnite into a social hub rather than just a video game. Creative Mode was a small step in that direction, but Party Royale was a leap. The mode has nothing to do with competition and everything to do with meeting friends, messing around, and having fun.

The initial release of Party Royale was relatively lackluster. There wasn’t too much to do in the mode, and the featured concerts seemed more like a testing ground rather than a blockbuster hit. Coming off of the back of the astonishing Travis Scott “Astronomical” concert, some fans were disappointed to see a much simpler setup in the Party Royale Premier

As time has gone on, however, it’s become clear that Epic are focusing on growing this mode over time. Each Party Royale event seems to grow on the last one, with the upcoming BTS crossover being the biggest Party Royale event to date.

With BTS’ new Choreography Video for “Dynamite” premiering in Party Royale, the game mode is likely to have more attention than ever before. In fact, with BTS’ fanbase being so massive and fanatic, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Fortnite reaching another concurrent player milestone during the event.

A lot of Fortnite players have ignored Party Royale up until this point. Even more, the BTS crossover is likely to attract fans who aren’t even regular Fortnite players. Since this is the case, we thought it would be a good idea to offer a brief navigation guide to the game mode so you know where you’re headed.

First thing’s first, you’ll need to hop into a Battle Royale lobby and navigate to the Party Royale game mode. Once you hit play, you’ll load into the Party Royale island. It’s much smaller than the Battle Royale island, but there are a lot of icons around the map. It can be a bit confusing if you’ve never been in here before.

You’ll spawn on the island in The Plaza. There are races, time trials, and all kinds of other activities scattered around the map. If you’re only here for the BTS show, then you’ll want to head for the Main Stage. You can find this all the way to the east of the map – shown below with a blue marker.

The Big Screen – to the west – is another place where activity is known to happen. For instance, this is where Epic premiered their animated short calling out Apple – but that’s another can of worms.

The main stage is the most important location on the map, by far. You can navigate to the stage by using your map or following the signs.

If you want to change your skin before the event, you can do so without even leaving the game mode. All you need to do is find one of the blue phone booths and hop inside.

There’s always something happening at the Main Stage – even if it’s some classic Fortnite beats as the loading screens cycle on-screen. Hop in and check it out so you’re not late for the event!

The Fortnite BTS event kicks off tonight, September 25 at 8 PM EST (5 PM PST). The second showing will take place tomorrow, September 26 at 8 AM EST – likely a time so that the whole world can enjoy the event.

Hopefully, this guide made everything clearer and got you to the main stage in time for the concert. Enjoy!

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How to make a Stark Robot dance in Fortnite

Find out how to make a Stark Robot dance for your Fortnite Season 4 week 5 challenges.

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Fortnite Season 4 Week 5 is here, bringing us some new challenges to complete for the week. XP is flowing this season, but don’t get complacent. Unlocking the Holographic Wolverine style will require you to reach level 220 – a tall order for even the most dedicated Fortnite player.

This week, there are a few challenges that require a bit of existing Fortnite knowledge to complete. One of these is “Make a Stark Robot dance.” Don’t worry, though, this is easy to check off your list once you know what to do.

The first step in this process is finding a Stark Robot. Yes, you can find plenty of them at Stark Industries, but that’s probably not a good place to do this challenge. It’s one of the most populated places on the map and Stark Robots don’t spawn in Team Rumble.

Instead, we suggest heading for one of the Quinjet landing sites on the map. You can usually find one that’s devoid of players, but be careful that the Stark Robots don’t take you out on their own.

The best strategy is to land somewhere near the Quinjet, get a couple of guns, and head to the landing site from there. That way, you’ll be able to defend yourself from those pesky robots.

Now that you’ve found an untouched landing site, all you need to do is down one of the stark robots and hack them. You can do this by going up to them and pressing F on keyboard, Square on PS4, or X on Xbox. We recommend clearing out the other robots before trying to hack one.

Once you’ve hacked a robot and are safe, the final stage is to dance. The robot will dance with you and you’ll complete the challenge. You don’t even have to wait for the robot if you don’t want. The challenge will complete itself as soon as you dance with a hacked robot by your side.

Hacking robots in Fortnite is sneakily an awesome tactic. They fight by your side, distract your opponents, and can sometimes even do enough damage to get a kill or two. Good luck!

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Glitch King reveals Fortnite ‘Infinite XP’ exploit

This “grindy” XP glitch gives you infinite experience, but is it worth your time?

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XP is relatively easy to come by in Fortnite Season 4. There are weekly and daily challenges, Punch Cards, in-game XP, and even secret challenge that net players some sizeable rewards.

Despite this fact, it’s unlikely that most players will be able to unlock all of the foil variants in the season. Unlocking a Holographic Wolverine – the highest XP threshold of the season – requires you to reach level 220 by the end of Season 4. That’s more realistic than the Golden Agent Peely from a couple of seasons ago, but it’s far from a guarantee.

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There is at least one working XP glitch that’s in the game at the time of writing, but you’ll need to act fast if you want to make the most out of it. Epic are known to quickly patch these XP glitches, and this one is tied to a secret challenge. Once you complete the challenge, you may not be able to use the glitch.

This exploit was uncovered by YouTuber Glitch King, who also showed players how to get into the Stark Industries vault without a keycard. All you need to do is visit one of the four locations listed in his video and equip a spray.

The XP exploit has to do with defusing the bomb for the Season 4 secret challenge. For some reason, spraying the barrel will trigger the 500 XP reward for defusing the bomb up to five times. Once you hit five, you need to leave the game, rinse, and repeat.

The first obvious downside to using this exploit is that it will tank your stats. If you care about your Solo win/loss and kill/death ratio, you’ll probably want to find another way to earn that XP.

It’s also a full-on grind. You’ll have to ask yourself: do you really want that Holographic Wolverine or do you just want to play to have fun? This isn’t an MMO, after all, it’s a competitive battle royale.

If you do decide that this 2,500 XP per game exploit is worth it, be careful not to overdo it. We don’t think that this will trigger a ban, but you need to be careful. You could see a timeout once Epic get wise to it.

Now that you know how to do it, though, the decision is yours: will you throw a bunch of games in the name of free XP or will you earn it the hard way while having more fun?

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